SALT LAKE CITY, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that Daniel E. Stevenson was appointed to general counsel and secretary for the company. Formerly vice president and associate general counsel with Fusion-io, Stevenson helped structure, negotiate, and manage Fusion-io's key customer relationships with Fortune 500 customers, strategic suppliers and OEMs. Prior to joining Fusion-io, Stevenson served as general counsel of a privately held VC-backed company.
Stevenson was instrumental in Fusion-io's $270m IPO on the NYSE in June 2011. He is responsible for all legal aspects of the company worldwide, reporting to Shane Robison, chairman and CEO.
"Dan has played a key role in building powerful strategic relationships with our partners and customers that are mutually beneficial," said Shane Robison, Fusion-io chairman and chief executive officer. "We look forward to having Dan serve in this new role where he can further strengthen these partnerships as Fusion-io continues to expand and shape the flash memory landscape."
"I look forward to building on the already strong strategic alliances and partnerships," said Stevenson. "These relationships allow Fusion-io to maintain its status as a leader in the flash industry, and discovering new opportunities allows us to stay ahead of the competition and deliver products that accelerate our customers' solutions."
Stevenson has worked closely with technology and emerging growth companies his entire career. Before becoming an in-house advisor, Dan was a business and technology transactions attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he advised businesses on intellectual property, outsourcing, and technology-related issues, including licensing and procurement of software and technology, SaaS, OEM, reseller, and other distribution arrangements, content licensing, and implementing e-commerce solutions. Dan graduated from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School cum laude and received his undergraduate degree at BYU. Dan has been admitted to the bar in Texas, Washington, and Utah and has been named a "Texas Rising Star," a "Washington Rising Star," and a member of Utah's "Legal Elite."
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